All money from button/zine sales today will go directly to a friend who is in need. I can’t disclose more than that, but anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated: http://bitpartbuttons.storenvy.com/
Alex Wrekk and Derek Neuland have joined forces to create Portland Button Works and zine distro! With a collective 15 years of button making experience and over a million buttons pressed, we feel our custom button making skills would be even more awesome if we worked together. Both of our lives are very intertwined with zines. We are both fans and creators of zines and we are hosts of a zine podcast (Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast) and organizers of the Portland Zine Symposium, we thought it was natural for us to start a zine distro as a part of this new business.
Will Portland Button Works just be another custom button business and zine distro? No, it will be much more than that! As well as an online store, we are also going to be opening a physical storefront with the next month or 2 in Portland, Oregon. Along with zines and buttons (in three different sizes!) we will also offer people the ability to make their own buttons right there in the store. Another unique thing we will be offering is same day service on custom button orders (which we think people will love as a last minute gift or great for bands traveling through who ran low on merch). We have a lot of other tricks up our sleeves, such as bike delivery, button making parties in the store, and much more.
Hey! I met you at the Chicago Zine Fest. I write zines under the title "Discomfort", if you don't remember. Anyway, your zines are great and you're fucking awesome. XVX high five, also. No pressure to follow back, just saying hi. I just got back from the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair; it's a shame you weren't here for it.
fuck yeah! I wish I could have been there. It was awesome meeting you, I am so backlogged with all the zines I got at CZF so I haven’t had a chance to read yours yet.